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Aug 7, 2013 6:00pm EDT
president obama abruptly cancels a summit with vladimir putin. tonight, what's behind the decision and what it means. >>> moving on. a house of horrors where three women were held captive is torn down as one of the victims rises up to start a new life. >>> pool safety. tonight the issue getting urgent new attention over those drain covers at the bottom of the pool. >>> and must see tv. more than 30 cameras capturing their every moves in one of the best new shows in black and white. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. i'm lester holt sitting in tonight for brian. while the cold war has been over for more than 20 years the growing chill of late between washington and moscow became downright frosty today as president obama called off his planned meeting with russia's vladimir putin. a response to russia's grant of asylum to accused american spy edward snowden, but the split goes deeper than that the and highlights the failure of the two most powerful men in the world to everything from syria to arms control. the president is speaking publically for the first time about the terror warn
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Aug 12, 2013 3:30am EDT
just had the president of yemen here for a meeting with president obama. he goes back feeling wonderful about his new relationship with the president. next thing the president does is says in effect, sorry, but we don't trust you yemenis to protect your embassies so in effect we shut down our embassy, we have an emergency evacuation. what does that do to our relationship in the rest of north africa? what does that do in our relationship in the middle east? with all of these governments. the terrorists have achieved more with one phone call than we have achieved with all our response. >> chairman mccaul? >> you know, well, listen, i think -- the threat's real. and what i call the narrative of the president saying that al qaeda is on its heels, the struggle's over, let's go back to pre-9/11 mentality, i think it's very dangerous narrative. i get the same threat briefings that the president of the united states does. and i'm not seeing his rhetoric meeting reality. and the fact of the matter is there is a spider web. you know, we were just focused on pakistan, afghanistan, iraq. this core
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Aug 8, 2013 4:30am EDT
are still on. russia's minister said he's disappointed that president obama canceled that meeting and that the invitation is still open if he changes his mind and wants to go to moscow. >>> wednesday, president obama alluded to an even bigger international crisis while at camp pendleton. the commander in chief arrived to some 3,000 soldiers and sailors. he said sexual assault in the military must end. mr. obama talked about that recent terror threat in the middle east. >> we don't get terrorized. we're going to keep standing up for our interests. we're going to keep standing up for the security of our citizens. and like generations before us, the united states of america is going to remain the greatest force for freedom that the world has ever known. >>> after a two-day swing out west, the president is back in washington today. >>> and as you heard from the president at camp pendleton, he mentioned that terror plot has closed numerous u.s. embassies. this morning, authorities in yemen say they've successfully thwarted a plot aimed at embassies. the plan was to fire missiles inside
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Aug 8, 2013 12:00pm EDT
will look at our seven-the forecast. >> president obama announced on wednesday that he will not meet with russian president vladimir putin next month, and as tracie potts reports, or fallout is expected today as officials are expected in washington tomorrow. >> the first impression -- >> secretary of state john kerry and defense secretary chuck hagel are still said to meet their russian counterparts in washington tomorrow, even though president obama canceled his moscow summit with russian president vladimir putin. >> we were not at a point of progress on a number of these issues where the summit at the presidential level with -- was the most constructive step. >> the last straw was russia giving whistleblower edward snowden asylum for a year. on jay leno on tuesday, president obama said the relationship has been on thin ice for years. >> they flip back to cold war thinking, and what i consistently say to them and what i say to president putin is that is the past. isn'tlysts say that putin happy, either. >> they are sold the -- they are sort of the rodney dangerfield of europe, they
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Aug 9, 2013 6:00am EDT
first reported her missing. >> president obama may have canceled his sitdown meeting with russia's president of the administration is showing they illing to workr together. tracie potts has more on the story. >> good morning. state will bes of meeting in washington. it is expected to be intense. >> we had a lot of fish to fry, so to speak. >> john kerry and chuck hagel will sit down with their russian counterparts today. the relationship with the countries has become chilly. >> if you are not making counterproposals, we cannot have a discussion. >> common ground has been steadily decreasing. disagreements over syria and the final straw, russia granting asylum to edward snowden. >> there is ample justification to return mr. snowden to the united states.>> those issues leading president obama is pulling out of a summit with the russian president. >> the relationship was not at the point to have a presidential-level meeting. >> this puts extra pressure on today. the hope is they can make progress on the issues and find some common ground. >> i would hope that the russians would come
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Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm EDT
, invitation declined. we will tell you why president obama decided to cancel a planned summit with his counterpart and russia. >> students without a home. one family's struggle to get them ready for the first day of class is. the story straight ahead. on the river boat goes auction block. that story coming up. local, late breaking, you are watching wbal-tv 11 news of a clock. your insta-weather-plus forecast with tom tasselmire. sky team 11 covering breaking news where you will live -- for you live. wbal-tv 11 news continues right now. it is a problem that is affecting every school district in the state. it is showing up even more often in baltimore city. estimated close to 3000 homeless students in city schools. >> a number that is more than doubled over the past five years. a story that is often overlooked this time of year as parents flood shopping malls to buy clothing and school supplies. to go one day home and watching tv and then being here. nowadays this is where you will find her, along tester street. they have been living in the family center about a month. >> we would have n
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Aug 11, 2013 9:00am EDT
. president obama orders changes to u.s. surveillance programs and faces tough questions about the nsa leaker. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> the debate over the future of u.s. spying programs. mike mccaul, the head of the house homeland security committee. analysis from ted koppel of nbc news and "the washington post's" barton gellman. then presidential orders. strong words from the commander in chief this week about stamping out sexual assault in the military. the pentagon is preparing new rules, but there is an agreement on how to end the crisis. i go one-on-one with one of the lawmakers pushing for change, missouri senator claire mccaskill. >>> the immigration debate. a critical time for reform as members of congress head back to their districts to prepare for the fall fight. what are the prospects for passage? talk to both sides including the congressmen leading the fight against reform. >>> end of an era. the venerable "the washington post" is sold to amazon's jeff bez bezos. was what does it say about the future of traditional media? inside analyst from "the washington
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Aug 12, 2013 4:30am EDT
is that president obama need to be careful as he tries to trike a balance between restore the public's confidence and trust and protecting national security. even while vacationing on martha's vineyard president obama couldn't escape a moment of apparent frustration on the golf course. but in washington, more troubles await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan by nsa programs exposed by leaker edward snowden. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which save lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public so they are are not fearful that we the government are violating their privacy. the worm director of the nsa added oversight to hurt a key part of the program moving quickly to protect national security. >> so you need to be careful about how many processes you put in there. the >> reporter: the leak seemed to push russian relations to a post cold war low. president obama has now canceled the meeting with russian president vladimir putin originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not
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Aug 11, 2013 6:00pm EDT
the father of an essay edward snowden says his son won't be leaving rush anytime soon >> president obama is enjoying a little r and r on martha's vineyard. today.ed a round of golf officialdent has no public appearance as planned, but will receive the daily briefings. the father of edward snowden is sounding off and criticizing washington for the handling of the nsa leak case. he says the former analyst will remain in russia for the foreseeable future. isright now, edward snowden beyond alarm -- the long armf the law, but his father suggests he could come home to face trial. the nsa leaker is not headed back to the united states because he will not get a fair trial. my son tother i will come home if i believe in the justice system that we should be afforded will be applied correctly. >> and tell that he says he will visit his son in russia. homeolitical furor here at shows no sign of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation on martha's vineyard president obama said he had already been moving the nsa toward more transparency and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patri
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Aug 8, 2013 5:00am EDT
. saluting troops at camp alanson, president obama responded to the ongoing security threats telling marines the u.s. is taking it seriously. >> the united states is never going to retreat from the world. we do not get terrorized. we're going to keep standing up for interest. >> moore draws strikes were reported in yemen this morning where u.s. embassy staff or if actuated earlier this week. they thwarted an alleged threat by al qaeda. u.s. officials seemed skeptical of the claim. >> we work closely with the yemeni government. i'm not going to get into any specifics from here. i'm what was a wasn't part of a threat stream. >> they will continue to keep 19 and the seas and consulates close throughout the rest of the week. embassies because of terror threats and the terrorists have won. >> the white house has not made any changes in terms of the precaution they are taking as a result of the threat. >> any word how long they will stay shut down? untily will be closed saturday, august 10. the state department has not said if they plan to extend those closures beyond that other than to say they w
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Aug 10, 2013 6:30pm EDT
, and like many american, president obama packed up and headed for the beach today. but for the president, it's a little tougher to leave his troubles behind. especially the day after he tried to persuade skeptics the massive government surveillance program is necessary for national security. nbc's kristen welker reports from edgartown, massachusetts tonight. >> reporter: president obama began his nine-day family vacation this afternoon, but even on martha's vineyard there was no break from the ongoing debate about his administration's controversial surveillance program. >> although i understand the necessity of them, for my own protection, i'm concerned that there are no controls how far they go. >> more concerned about the safety and safety of the country than any individual liberties. >> reporter: on friday the president tried to calm the public fear by announcing new measures aimed at enhancing transparency and strengthening oversight. >> we can and must be more transparent. >> reporter: but across the country today, there's still sharp disagreement. some say they are encouraged. >> we wo
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Aug 12, 2013 6:00am EDT
were still in stable condition at an area hospital. >> president obama unveiled new changes to the nsa surveillance program. some big probe -- changes could be on the way. nikole killion is live with the latest. >> good morning. eric holder is expected to outline some new changes today. the plan includes scaling back harsh sentences for drug-related crimes. 40%ral prisons are about overcapacity right now. almost half of the inmate population is serving for a drug -related crime. new esident obama unveiled rules for the nsa. >> the president and congress are on vacation right now. when they come back, they are likely to face another showdown over the controversial surveillance program. the present announce new proposals to revamp the secrets of relevance -- surveillance program. his criticism of edward snowden >> i do not think he is a patriot. >> in terms of him characterizing my son as a patriot.what i was say is that my son has spoken the truth. >> they say they have secured the proper travel documents to we still have a word for somebody who stole our secrets and got the job to ste
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Aug 7, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. >> vladimir putin expressed his disappointment. to presidentn obama. the administration want to be more constructive relationship with the russians. i don't think that mr. putin throws the relationship completely away. off, they aree still on for john kerry and chuck hagel. they will miss -- they will meet with their russian counterparts in the capital on friday. wb a.l., tv of 11 news. baltimore has to ball bands can get excited. >> heading back to school is a challenge for students. the baltimore center is coming to the rescue. >> a house of horrors. the terrifying twist. more showershing through baltimore. these are on their way tonight. have these details coming up in the forecast. these details coming up in the forecast. coming up in the forecast. caramel mocha. caramel almond. caramel turtle. [ sighs ] that would've been awkward. with dunkin's caramel iced coffee flavors, there are more ways than ever to love caramel. try the new caramel coconut today. america runs on dunkin'. pretzels! [loudly] no, thanks! pretzel roll from dunkin'. try the new pretzel roll sandwiches from dunkin
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Aug 8, 2013 11:00pm EDT
and its allies. president obama to hold a news conference in the white house tomorrow. one day before he leaves nine dayn on a vacation. the same week the president canceled his summit and it comes .n the mid-of the terror alert bill clinton is heading back to the white house just for the day. opera will be there, too. they are among 16 people to be awarded the presidential medal of freedom later in the year. president obama said this year's honorees have been blessed with a talent they share with the world. president clinton has been recognized for his humanitarian works. of the people receiving the metal -- --d toes of the university head coach of the university of carolina basketball team for 36 years. --n though the rain was at so heavy -- so heavy that at one point you can barely see the field, they kicked off the preseason in fine style. >> they return to the site of their first super bowl. they came away with a blowout win. live in the studio with the highlights. >> new players. the ravens have a new look. you could not tell tonight. a convincing win against the bucs. to tampa we
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Aug 9, 2013 4:30am EDT
. >>> welcome back. president obama will meet the press this afternoon in his first solo press conference since april. his cancellation of talks with russia's vladimir putin and recent terror threats both expected to be front and center. tracie potts joins us live in washington with a preview. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. it's not unusual to have this august press conference. congress is gone. his republican critics are gone. the president takes the spotlight and can make headlines here. there's a huge agenda for this. he has a lot to talk about internationally, our involvement in the unrest in syria and in egypt, but even more recently, this terror threat that has shut down 19 embassies and a separate one as you just noted that shut down the embassy in pakistan. what is going on abroad and what is the u.s. doing to fight terror? that is likely to be a big topic today, not to mention the cancellation of the russian summit with president putin and what that does for u.s. relations. what is going on with edward snowden? is he ever going to make it back here to face charges? the president
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Aug 10, 2013 7:00am EDT
. >> that was a friend of the alleged kidnapper who joined us earlier this morning. >>> president obama announced measures to monitor the controversial surveillance programs. it comes months after edward snowden announced it all. >> reporter: good morning to you. before president obama begins his vacation here in martha's vineyard, he will stop in orlando to speak with disabled veterans. edward snowden has everyone talking today. it comes after a news conference on friday announcing snowden played a role in the timing that he wants to enact new measures to enact the surveillance program. the president announced working with congress to reform the nsa program that collects telephone data mandating more transparency by the court. creating a team of private citizens including activists to review the program. chuck todd asked president obama if snowden is a leaker or a patriot. here is what he had to say. take a listen. >> i don't think he was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made the leaks. >> reporter: now p
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Aug 11, 2013 6:30pm EDT
.s. relations with russia. today president obama encountered new criticism on how he's handling that relationship. kristin welker with the vacationing president on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: president obama on the golf course during his first full day of vacation with cameras capturing a moment of frustration. a back in washington his foreign policy frustrations played out on the talk shows. the say he's too soft on russia and accused nsa leaker snowden. >> mr. snowden's being granted asylum in russia is a signal of incredibly bad relations between the united states and russia. >> reporter: senator john mccain argued that the president underestimated the russian counterpart. >> and i know they like to focus on boat language, he's got the slouch in the back of the classroom. >> the president comparing him to the kid in the back of the classroom, i think it very indicative of his lack of appreciation of who splad mir putin is. >> and a new -- >> finally came out last friday trying to come up with ways to salvage the program by window dressing. >> i applaud the president for b
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Aug 8, 2013 6:00am EDT
disturbing pictures of children. he faces up to 90 years in prison if convicted. >> president obama is back at the white house this morning. he address the global terror threat in california. nikole killion is live with the very latest. can you tell us more about the meeting that the president has later today? >> that is right. the president will meet with the prime minister of greece.it is unclear if they are going to discuss the current thread. although, counterterrorism is o of many issues on their agenda. saluting troops at camp pendleton, president obama responded to the ongoing security threats, telling marines the u.s. is taking it seriously. >> the united states is never going to retreat from the world. we do not get terrorized. we're going to keep standing up for our interests. >> more drone strikes were reported in yemen this morning, where u.s. embassy staff were evacuated earlier this week. yemeni officials revealed they thwarted an alleged threat by al qaeda. u.s. officials seemed skeptical of the claim. >> we work closely with the yemeni government. i'm not going to get into a
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Aug 9, 2013 5:00am EDT
could be contentious. >> president obama has canceled his face-to-face sitdown with russia's resident. >> the administration is showing they are still willing to work together >> with russia. >>tracy mitchell is live with the very latest. good morning. >> good morning. that meeting is going to happen later today here in washington. it is expected to be intense. frye had a lot of fish to this election. hageln kerry and chuck will sit down with their russian counterparts today. the relationship with the countries has become chilly. >> if you are not making counterproposals, we cannot have a discussion. >> common ground has been steadily decreasing. and thements over syria final straw, russia ranting a silent to edward snowden. >> there is ample justification to return mr. stone to the united states. >> president obama is pulling out of a summit with the russian president. >> the relationship was not at the point to have a presidential-level meeting. >> this puts extra pressure today. the hope is they can make progress on the issues and find some common ground. >> i would hope that the r
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Aug 9, 2013 5:00pm EDT
president obama will try to lay out some specifics about his for the country. >> he will also try to make citizens feel safer about the allowed by law. >> the president is calling on congress to reform the patriot act and to increase oversight of the secret court that approves government spying on targeted individuals. president obama announced a new effort aimed at restoring public trust in government surveillance programs. >> we can take steps to put in place greater oversight, greater transparency, and constraints on .he use of authority >> for the first time, the president explained his decision to cancel a summit next month with russian president vladimir putin, saying it was not solely about russia granting asylum to edwards odin. -- edward snowden. >> it had to do with the fact that on a wide range of issues, they have not moved. on obamacare, the president effortsouse republican to repeal the law and ideological fixation. >> the idea that you would shut down the government unless you prevent 30 million people from is a badealth care idea. >> and on the prospects for averting a gov
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Aug 10, 2013 6:00pm EDT
tonight, president obama is announcing a series of new initiatives to help disabled veterans, including more funding for prosthetic limbs and improvement in health care. the meeting in orlando, president also said his administration is also improving assistance with the backlog of disability claims. six months ago, claims were at their peak, more than 600,000. right now, chief concern is the backlog of those claims for compensation from injury caused by military service. >> some folks are out there trying to scare people, including veterans. plainly.y this if you already plainly. if you already have health insurance or health care from the va, you do not have to do a thing. your va health care does not change. it is safe. there are no new fees. don't let them would wind you. >> the president also announced the release of a comprehensive plan to improve the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat pst d., traumatic brain injury, and to deal with suicide. fire officials have confirmed four bodies have been pulled from the site where a small aircraft crashed into two homes tuesday afternoon
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Aug 12, 2013 2:30am EDT
. spying showdown. president obama orders changes to u.s. surveillance programs and faces tough questions about the nsa leaker. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> the debate over the future of u.s. spying programs. mike mccaul, the head of the house homeland security committee. analysis from ted koppel of nbc news and "the washington post's" barton gellman. then presidential orders. strong words from the commander in chief this week about stamping out sexual assault in the military. the pentagon is preparing new rules, but there is an agreement on how to end the crisis. i go one-on-one with one of the lawmakers pushing for change, missouri senator claire mccaskill. >>> the immigration debate. a critical time for reform as members of congress head back to their districts to prepare for the fall fight. what are the prospects for passage? talk to both sides including the congressmen leading the fight against reform. >>> end of an era. the venerable "the washington post" is sold to amazon's jeff bez bezos. was what does it say about the future of traditional media? inside analyst
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Aug 11, 2013 5:00am EDT
. the change of power goes into effect almost immediately. she is set to tooifshg monday. >>> president obama went to orlando for disabled veterans. he went up the east coast to begin his vacation with a family. it's a welcome bit of r and r for the commander-in-chief under fire in recent weeks. >> president obama promised to do more work for america's disabled veterans before leaving for vacation. he pledge those who sacrifice for this country won't lose their benefits despite washington's budget cuts. >> i believe this work is more important than ever because this time of war that we have been in is coming to an end. >> the president hopes to have america back on a peace time footing in a year and a half. this friday's news conference showed he is still fighting on a lot of political. feuding with russia over granting asylum to the man who revealed secrets to the world. he is still battling members of congress over obama care. >> the one unifying principle is making sure that 30 million people don't have healthcare. >> in martha's vineyard president obama looking for a break from the heat.
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Aug 12, 2013 7:00am EDT
this out. >> richard engle in cairo, thank you. >>> president obama begins his third day of vacation on martha's vineyard today but he won't be able to leave his work completely behind. kristen welker is there with the latest. >> reporter: this is a working vacation for president obama but there will be plenty of time for r and r as well. on sunday president obama played golf. cameras captured him expressing a moment of frustration after missing a put but he hasn't been able to escape the debate over his government surveillance program. on friday, president obama announced new steps aimed at increasing transparency. republicans have typically been supportive but on sunday michael mccall said on meet the press that the steps were window dressing. he said mr. obama hasn't done a good enough job of explaining the program to the public. democrats welcomed the steps, most of them that the president announced butome including the senator continue to express concerns about privacy rights. any major changes to the surveillance program will have to wait until september when congress is back i
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Aug 9, 2013 6:00pm EDT
as an unpredictable wildfire spreads. >>> forcing his hand -- president obama's makes changes to america's once-secret surveillance program after a disclosure by a man he once dismissed as a hacker. >>> desperate hours, the feds make a big discovery in the frantic search for a missing girl. tonight the manhunt closing in on a suspected killer. >>> and making a difference -- wounded veterans on an underwater mission to heal the planet and themselves. "nightly news" begins now. >>> nouns nuns from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening, i'm lester holt sitting in for brian. the weather folks call it a stall front. a weather system packed with rain that just won't budge. if you're watching us tonight across a wide stretch of the country from oklahoma to west virginia, be prepared for another drenching and more flooding. the rain totals have been astounding. in some places, ten inches in a single night. destroying homes, businesses and turning some streets into raging rapids. and tonight, there have been more deaths. nbc's kerry san
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Aug 11, 2013 8:00am EDT
obama's trying to get a little r&r today as he and the first family vacation on martha's vineyard. but, of course, no president ever really gets to unplug completely and he has a number of major issues on his plate. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning. >> craig, good morning. >> gun control, immigration reform, grand bargain on the budget. all of those things, of course, are on hold rate now. has the president's second term agenda already stalled out? >> it does seem to be in neutral in a couple of ways. one, there are the distractions, those things that the president didn't count on including the leaking of this nsa program, the series of programs that he has to defend and try to reform. you mentioned gun control and other issues. i also think he has some of these problems with republicans particularly in the house over an issue like immigration. this is a legacy item, a big campaign item and it does not appear to be heading in the direction the president would want let alone the fact you referred to the budget and continuing to fund the government. tha
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Aug 11, 2013 11:00pm EDT
of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation -- martha's vineyard, president obama says he will be moving the nsa to more accountability. >> i do not think mr. snowden was a patriot. oath oftrayed his office. there is a young generation that believes he is decent born. ne.re has -- is jason bour >> we have to expand these programs that are lawful and have saved lives. >> washington wants edward snowden brought back home to face justice. >> wildfires force scores of people in southern idaho. two lightnings barked fires scorching nearly 80,000 acres combined. authorities called for the mandatory evacuation of about 200 people as windy weather helps them grow. >> now your weather forecast with john collins. pretty nice day. a little more human but not terrible. but not terrible. they have missed us. line.own to the maryland this last flash of activity is not rain. the skies are clear right now. the rain is moving from west to east, so it is not a huge threat this evening. temperatures are up a little bit. the average is 86. the record is 100. annapolis, 75. parkton is down to 71. frederick d
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Aug 9, 2013 6:30pm EDT
. lester? >> miguel, thank you. >>> appears tonight the american fugitive president obama once referred to as a 29-year-old hacker has forced the president's hand into announcing a series of reviews and possible changes to the government's secret surveillance program. in an afternoon news conference, the president made it clear he regards edward snowden's leaks as criminal acts. but he acknowledged that the leaks have undermined public trust and required a much more rapid response. nbc's chuck todd asked the question that was on everyone's mind. he joins us now from the white house. chuck? >> good evening, lester. well is it a victory for edward snowden. it will depend on the high of the beholder. but clearly the president admitted his hand was forced when he announced a series of reforms for the controversial nsa surveillance programs. trying to mitigate the damage done to him politically by nsa leaker, edward snowden, the president announced new steps to try to restore public confidence in the controversial nsa surveillance program. the president refused, though, to give any credit to
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Aug 12, 2013 5:00pm EDT
obama that is being called racist is being banned from the state fair in missouri. whether announcer repeatedly asked the crowd if they wanted to see obama run down by a bull. the crowd say they enthusiastically responded that the clowns played with his lips. effigy at ae in klan rally. to messuld be no reason with his lips if he had been a white president. missouri politicians in both parties are condemning the act. contractor responsible for saturday's event, the missouri cowboys association, may see charges. moretti boulder's crimes, many of them, work while he was serving an fbi informant. he could get life in prison. and now to some video just into our newsroom. no, a commercial break and i guess. >> there is a lot of talk about the new iphone set to launch next bob. >> we will tell you what else has been happening with the apple's latest gadget. but first -- >> i wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell all of you out there how much all of your love and support hasman toomey over these very past -- over these is very difficult past few weeks. >> heart fel
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Aug 13, 2013 5:00am EDT
fallot is following john kerry to latin america. >> key allies are concerned even as president obama requests a special commission to review u.s. by policy. >> hallie jackson is live with the very latest. >> some leaders are demanding more information after reports that brazil is the number one target when it comes to an essay monitoring -- nsa monitoring. john kerry's preemptive editorial attempted to ease tensions about u.s. spy tactics. >> we have been open and honest and we are going to keep sharing as much as we can. defended surveillance techniques as legal and downplayed talk about divisions between the u.s. and its closest allies in the region. >> it goes beyond a top line. it is rooted in law. >> i want to make clear that america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> president obama began his vacation and the white house released this memo to examine how information is collected and how to restore public trust in the program. >> it is not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs. the american people need to have confidence in them as well.
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Aug 10, 2013 11:00pm EDT
obama! [ laughter ] >> it is i, the reverend dr. martin luther king junior -- [ applause ] and i have come to visit with you on the night of this historic inauguration. >> this is incredible. dr. king, there is so much i want to discuss with you. >> and i with you, barack. please have a seat. >> so tell me, dr. king, have i lived up to the promise of your legacy? are we on the right track as a nation? >> oh, we'll get to all of that, barack. we'll get to that. but, first things first, did you -- did you see that girl, beyonce? [ laughter ] >> excuse me? >> that girl, beyonce. did you see her up there? 'cause i was like "what?" [ laughter ] >> well, beyonce. well yes, she is a very beautiful woman. >> beautiful? raquel welch was beautiful. beyonce is like "damn." [ laughter ] i had to keep pinching myself. i thought i was having another one of my famous dreams. [ laughter ] >> dr. king, she was there to sing our national anthem. >> was she, though? "access hollywood" would beg to differ. >> "access hollywood?" >> yeah, they said she was lip synching. and i was like "i care why? hashtag
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Aug 12, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. >> president obama signed an order to look into communications technology in the intelligence gathering. the review was announced friday. it followed questions prompted by edward snowden's leak of information. the review group will look at whether the u.s. is using its capabilities in a way that best protects national security while also considering the risk of unauthorized disclosure and the need to maintain public trust. >> a federal judge ruled today the stop and frisk policy is unconstitutional. the judge ordered that the new york police department implemented its policy in a manner that discrimnates based on race in the trial. a dozen people testified they were wrongly stopped by the police department. >> we have victimized a black and brown people in new york city in way that is it will take decades to recover from. >> new york city michael bloomberg responded in a press conference saying this is a dangerous decision adding that the policy has saved lives and reduced crime and murder rates to record lows. bloomberg says there will be an appeal. >> a hospital technician accused of
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Aug 20, 2013 6:30pm EDT
presidential pooch just like obama's other dogs. sunny getting his name because of his sunny disposition. mario. >> this will give you a sunny disposition as well. another great dr. gadget giveaway. what you got? >> we have a patented chamber technology and rubberized finish it is easy to see why they are number one in digital audio. from the rechargeable speaker to the six-hour bluetooth with radio. you can take the party anywhere. >> listen, if you want to win it at home go to extratv.com. right now i am going to give it away. who wants to party? >> next "extra," julianne hough on her new boyfriend and aniston's vacation with justin, next "extra." ♪ [ hero mom ] oh, yeah. we're gettin' cereal. 'cause over 40 general mills cereals are 130 calories or less per serving. just look for the g. boom! that's how nutrition is done, people. [ laughs ] ♪ [ female announcer ] hey ladies. you love it. you've got to have it. cinnamon toast crunch, 'cause that cinnamon and sugar is so irresistible. everybody craves those crazy squares.® ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing live tv from southwest. now
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Aug 8, 2013 7:00am EDT
to stand down, katy. thank you very much. >>> president obama is receiving support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for his decision to cancel an upcoming summit with vladimir putin. andrea mitchell has the latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama's relationship with vladimir putin was always frosty before edward snowden. now that snowden has been given asylum in russia, though, it's more like a deep freeze. this is not a match made in heaven. seen in what could charitably be called happier times, the obama/putin marriage could be headed for divorce or at least some serious counseling. >> there have been times where they flip back into cold war thinking and mentality. >> already divided over syria, this was one insult too many. >> president obama could not be seen as going there hat in hand saying, after being rebuffed and having snowden refused to be turned over. >> getting tough with the american president plays well at home. apparently so do his athletic exploits, real or possibly photoshopped. as russia gears up to host next year's
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Aug 10, 2013 3:00am EDT
.e.c., that all changed. i think the obama administration has hardly done anything to roll back the damage. making the market less legitimate and less safe for you. all the changes that made the market faster, allowed the machines to ping each other for quick, tiny gains, allowing many managers to evade the margin rules bring double or triple etfs selling power or buying power through appeal of the original uptick rule, which protected us from endless short selling. the s.e.c. either approved or enacted all of these things that made the market more dangerous and more difficult when things get bad and will do so again when we get that kind of quick, sharp decline. so if you expect the s.e.c. to have your back, think again. if you think the exchanges have any interest in maintaining legitimacy of our stock markets, not so much. you've got to understand the exchanges aren't on your side because their whole bias is to allow the big institutional hedge funds to make fast trades that generate maybe a fraction of penny in the profits. in the old days they were nonprofit organizations that could police th
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Aug 7, 2013 6:30pm EDT
in public office to grab your behind. >>> plus, as president barack obama returns to "the tonight show," why he has become the favorite target of the late- night comics. >>> now "inside edition" in high definition with deborah norville. >>> hello everybody and thank you for joining us. simon cowell is remaining maximum about having a baby with his good friend's wife but someone who is speaking out is the woman's mother. she says no crime has been committed so the crazeness surrounding her family has got to stop. >> there has been no crime committed here. >> reporter: it's the first interview with simon cowell's baby momma's momma. >> life has to go on forker and this has to stop. >> reporter: what do you mean this has to stop? >> all the trashing of my daughter and all this publicity that half is not true. >> reporter: lauren silverman's mother spoke about the media frenzy surrounding her daughter's affair with simon cowell. lauren is married to a wealthy businessman andrew silverman with whom she has a 7-year-old son. >> right now my main concern is my grandson, adam and my daughter. and th
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Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
introducing new kool-aid liquid. >> in the last hour or so, president obama has announced he will be holding a news conference of the white house tomorrow, specifically to discuss the terror alert that has closed dozens of embassies and consulates in the middle east. nine droneafter strikes killed al qaeda targets in yemen. there are concerns that the group is getting a stronger foothold in the region. sally kidd has been monitoring the situation. she joins us live with the latest. good evening, sally. good evening, stan and donna. the white house is answering those who question the decision to evacuate the u.s. embassy in yemen. u.s. officials have stepped up security, posting check oink around the capital -- posting checkpoints around the capital. >> it is absolutely the right decision to make. >> the white house is defending its decision to close embassies and counselors, including the one in yemen. >> the decisions were made out of abundance of caution in reaction to a very real stream of information about a potential threat. say well al qaeda has been weakened, affiliated groups are thr
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Aug 8, 2013 6:30pm EDT
president obama names scene distinguished americans, recipients of the presidential medal of freedom. among them, bill clinton and oprah winfrey. the late sally ride who was the first american female astronaut in space. the late senator daniel inouye of hawaii. country music legend loretta lynn, ben bradley, former executive editor of the "washington post" and baseball great ernie banks. >>> when we come back here tonight, making a difference. and an extraordinary outpouring after we first told you about the folks helping a lot of young caped crusaders face their fears. this is kevin. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap. yeah? then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every
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Aug 12, 2013 6:30pm EDT
boyfriend. >> he became part of our hearts. >>> then, kris jenner, visits president obama? >> the president of the united states criticized my daughter. >> why she's going after the president for what he said about her daughter kim kardashian. >>> and the simon cowell scandal. he's with a boatful of babes, without his pregnant mistress. >> he's reportedly paying $20,000 a month to put her up in this luxury highrise. >>> jfk assasination mystery solved, the grave next to lee harvey oswald? >>> and the kidnapping case rivetting the nation. she's safe now. >> and the bizarre twist, his dad was also accused of kidnapping. >> like father, like son? >>> plus, oprah and the $38,000 handbag controversy. you won't believe what some women would pay to get their hands on one of these. now, "inside edition," in high definition, with deborah norville. >>> hello, everybody, and thank you for joining us. the tv show "glee" won a teen choice award for best comedy this weekend, but star lea michele was in tears on stage as she saluted her late boyfriend and co-star cory monteith. it was her first public app
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Aug 17, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. >> scorecard for the president. >> president obama, give me a scorecard. >> that's up now at extratv.com. >> now let's head to sin city where terri is there. >> hi, guys. i'm here in las vegas with the one and only mr. steve harvey. >> one of the things i'm looking for was -- >> and you never know what tv's most candid talk show host is going to say. this is the world according to steve. >> do you think oprah can change lindsay? >> oprah can't make her. >> can she help? >> oh, absolutely. instead of everybody making her fodderor the blogs and stuff, oprah says, hey, this is a human being here. she's taking a stand and say, hey, let me help this girl right here. she's talented. but my god, if you don't stop, you're going to die. >> kim and kayne, everyone's asking if they're going to get married. >> i don't got no time for what kim and caunl yea are doing. i got -- kayne are doing. they got seven kids. they got one. if they want to get married, cool. it's hard, though. >> if you could have anybody on your show -- >> i want tiger woods. i would talk to him about his relationship with h
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Aug 21, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. that nene, so that's what's going on on the outside, also on the power list, michelle and barack obama, beyonce and jay-z, and me. so pick up your copy asap. so let's go to another story. halle berry is on the german version of "interview" magazine. she says like shoes and handbags, she recently said that short hair doesn't necessarily define her, but i think she's one of the only people that looks really, really great in short and long. she as looks really good in the funky '70s. she's a bad mother. and melissa mccarthy is gracing the cover of "good housekeeping" do you have an antiacid? i have a little heart burn. my son did that to me. he said do you ever have a baby with a lot of hair, and they say that when you have acid reflux when you're pregnant, it means were liquid have a lot of hair. >> thank you.aç thank you brenden. so melissa mccarthy is on the ver of the december issue of "good housekeeping" magazine, and she is speaking out about her struggles about losing weight, and here is what she says -- i like her, don't you like her? she says sometimes i wish i was just magicall
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Aug 19, 2013 9:00am EDT
's a topic i know is going to be a winner. let's talk about obama versus kris jenner. >> kris jenner fighting back at the press. you can have the 10,000 square foot crib. yo, this battle is ill as swine flu. >> hand crack, tell me, what happened with oprah, and wow. >> oprah's luck is the worse. she tried to go to switzerland just to buy a purse. tell me what this crazy old broad did. she tried to say oprah couldn't afford it. i guess she didn't recognize her face. come on, she got money, she got boom inside her pocket. richest lady in the world. you should have recognized her, the most famous girl. >> have you ever had corn on the cob, ashton kutcher kept saying the word job. >> he won the teen choice award so effortless, but he kept sending the subliminal messages. nobody knew what was going on. they were wondering what the heck was wrong. >> looks like the world is coming to an end. >> there's a lot of guys posing for the scene called boudoir. but you know what drove photos crazy, taken by j.c. >> can we take that back? can we do that again? >> moving on. >> ooh! >> rap of the week! >> yea
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Aug 9, 2013 9:00am EDT
of dollars in interest charges once they graduate. president obama is scheduled to sign a bill today which will cut interest rates on student loans. it will keep interest rates below 4% for now. the average undergraduate will save $1,500 in interests on this year's loans. >> setting a good example for kids doesn't always have to come from parents. it might be more effective coming from friends. japanese researchers observed five and six-year-olds on the playground and found children were more likely to play or share with kids they saw being nice to someone else. children are perceptive to their peers reputation early in life. >>> the love boat is making it's final voyage early this week. the ms pacific made popular from the tv station in the 70s and 80s is at a shipyard and will be stripped for it's metal and parts. they bought the vessel for $3.3 million after deciding renovating it was too costly. >>> a utah family learned the hard way to be careful about what you wish for. they were driving down the highway during an intense storm when one of the kids said he hoped they would get struck
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Aug 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
. the first video of the new presidential pooch just like obama's other dogs. sunny getting his name because of his sunny disposition. mario. >> this will give you a sunny disposition as well. another great dr. gadget giveaway. what you got? >> we have a patented chamber technology and rubberized finish it is easy to see why they are number one in digital audio. from the rechargeable speaker to the six-hour bluetooth with radio. you can take the party anywhere. >> listen, if you want to win it at home go to extratv.com. right now i am going to give it away. who wants to party? >> next "extra," julianne hough on her new boyfriend and aniston's vacation with justin, next "extra." >> today on "tmz" -- >> so this lebron james scandal crazier.n even jay z said he wouldn't start his concert until lebron james arrived. wrong. it's >> the opportunity isn't presented to you, no offense. james.r lebron >> a moment. >> what moment? know bryan cranston, obviously. him atthis picture of his high school and he was on the chemistry club. what loser joins the chemistry club. thing for youappy to say. >> wha
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Aug 9, 2013 7:00am EDT
to the recent closure of diplomatic missions in the middle east. >>> president obama will hold a news conference today where he is expected to address the country's growing tension with russia. chuck todd is at the white house with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. this will be the first time we will hear from the president since the decision to snub vladimir putin in russia and not attend a summit there in moscow. but this is expected to be a press conference that will be all over the map. it's an end of the summer-type press conference if you will. the president is headed for vacation tomorrow for ten days in martha's vineyard. so you should expect a lot of questions that are all over the map. from healthcare to immigration. this is basically a little bit of a disappointing end of the summer for the president. three months ago he thought this would be a press conference where he would be talking about a big success. possibly signing a imfwramigrat reform bill. he has a battle in the fall, implementation of healthcare. so it's a more precarious situation he is in with
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